Project Helix, a skin by FoxTC released

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FoxTC Offline
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Post: #1
[Image: release_preview.jpg]

i'd like to thank chokemaniac for all his advise during the build of this skin. i'd also like to thank chaninja for a few of the icons. thanks guys...

updates will be available soon. i just need to come up with a good way of providing them to you all. dedicated site would be great, i'll see what i can do.

known bugs in current release:

1. system info - doesn't work

i spotted this 5 mins after uploading release lol... oh well...
(quick fix: copy settingssysteminfo.xml from skin\project mayhem\pal16x9 into skin\project helix\pal16x9) - i'm sure chokemaniac won't mind.

2. that's about it (i hope)...

i hope you all enjoy this skin,

foxtc.
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RocafellaSqualie Offline
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Post: #2
very nice skin!  :kickass:

this skin has my favorite color too!  :o

too bad i don't have a wide screen tv Frown
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gummismurfen Offline
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Post: #3
nice skin
but im dont have a 16/9 tv
and there is 3 things that dont work for me
1. in the home screen there is no background picture (just black)
http://web.telia.com/~u69304224/home.jpg
2. when i move to the off button there is only black screen and the menys
http://web.telia.com/~u69304224/powerbutton.jpg

3. and i dont get those litle discs to choose with cd of a movie i want to se
(discs at top right corner of the screen when i have in stacked view)

hope there is a quick fix for this and how ?
but really great looking skin :thumbsup:
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calle81 Offline
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Post: #4
yeah, the background is missing on the home screen for me as well and i have pal 4:3.

great skin btw! Smile
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gummismurfen Offline
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Post: #5
i had to change
<texture>background.jpg</texture>
to
<texture>background.png</texture>
in home.xml in pal directory now i have the background

but i still get one error in my log file
error texture manager unable to load file: q:\skin\project helix\media\blue_rectangle_music.png

i get this error in all menys
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FoxTC Offline
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Post: #6
thanks for the feedback so far guys! :thumbsup:

i will be launching a site for the skin soon and will post a new version with all these issues fixed.

i might need to contact some of you to help me reproduce some of these issues... i'm quite new to xbmc and i obviously haven't covered all the functionality yet.

thanks again...

foxtc.
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FoxTC Offline
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[Image: 1.jpg]

for latest release that supports pal - ntsc - pal16x9 - ntsc16x9.

visit:  http://www.projecthelix.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

hope you like it everyone.

foxtc
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Post: #8
nice skin... jut helping with bugs here...

goto shutdown button then back to menu and graphics are gone other than that Smile

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FoxTC Offline
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Post: #9
thanks for the feedback deanrparry.

to be honest i really don't know how to fix that one, i think it might be a bug in xbmc...

any help on this issue would be much appriciated.  :help:

foxtc.
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FoxTC Offline
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Post: #10
thanks for all the comments so far...

website is now available where you can download the latest version.

it supports ntsc - pal - ntsc16x9 - pal16x9 :fixed:

as before any feedback would be much appriciated. :help:

site url: http://www.projecthelix.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

foxtc...  Big Grin
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jaga Offline
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Post: #11
skin looks nice, but the website is broken. looks like you have a bad link to you navigation image.

--jaga
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Nuka1195 Offline
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Post: #12
hi,

very nice skin. i have release101.

i had to delete the ntsc folder so it would scale properly.

i have a ntsc 4x3 tv.

one suggestion, you might want to add your skin name to your downloads filename. Smile

thanks,

edit: i'm using xbmc cvs jan 7, 2005.

For python coding questions first see http://mirrors.xbmc.org/docs/python-docs/
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gummismurfen Offline
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Post: #13
one thing im missing in this skin is when i have my videos in stacked view there is no disc to select with of the files to play

everything else works fine for me

nice jobb
:kickass:
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FoxTC Offline
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Post: #14
small update available on website to fix the stacking bug.

thanks for all the positive feedback everyone :-)

cheers,

foxtc...
http://www.projecthelix.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
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FoxTC Offline
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Post: #15
small bug fix available...

visit:  http://www.projecthelix.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

tonight i will be uploading another update to improve the movie information screen. (it's a dialog now - like music information) Cool

keep the comments coming.   :thumbsup:

foxtc...
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